Oneida Lake Education Initiative





The partners listed below are working together

as part of the Oneida Lake Education Initiative.




Cornell University Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point

CBFS Mission: To conduct research in fisheries and aquatic ecology in New York State with a focus on Oneida Lake, the Great Lakes and other NYS inland lakes. To support the educational, outreach and extension programs of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Cornell University.



New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The NSGCP engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training, and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our aquatic resources.



Central NY Regional Planning and Development Board

The CNY RPDB is governed by a board of directors that is appointed by its five member counties. Financial support for the agency is provided by member county contributions, state and federal grants, and contract service revenue. The CNY RPDB provides a comprehensive range of services associated with the growth and development of communities in Central New York with a focus on program areas including environmental management.


Cornell University Cooperative Extension

The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. Cornell Cooperative Extension fulfills this mission through a commitment to lifelong education that is learner-centered and results-oriented. The four counties attached to Oneida Lake that also have Cornell University Cooperative Extension include: Onondaga, Oswego, Oneida, and Madison.



D E C banner

DEC's goal is to protect and enhance the environment through the simultaneous pursuit of environmental quality, public health, economic prosperity and social well-being, including environmental justice and the empowerment of individuals to participate in environmental decisions that affect their lives.